Dear Philadelphians,

I trust this letter finds you well. It is with mixed emotions that I share an update regarding our annual Trans Day of Visibility Flag Raising event. While we regret to inform you that we will not be hosting the event this year, we want to assure you of our continued commitment to the importance of Trans Day of Visibility and the elevation of transgender voices.

Trans Day of Visibility remains a crucial moment to recognize and honor the resilience, achievements, and challenges faced by our transgender community. This event has historically served as a symbol of our dedication to fostering inclusivity, understanding, and support for our diverse community members.

Despite the decision to forgo the organized event this year, we are pleased to announce that the Trans Flag will be raised at City Hall on Thursday, March 28th. The flag will proudly fly from Thursday to Sunday, serving as a visible testament to our unwavering commitment to the transgender community. This gesture underscores our belief in the importance of recognizing and uplifting the voices and experiences of our most marginalized Philadelphians.

Raising the Trans Flag at City Hall holds profound significance. It is a public declaration of our dedication to creating a more inclusive city that embraces diversity in all its forms. By prominently displaying the Trans Flag, we aim to send a powerful message of solidarity, acceptance, and support to our transgender siblings.

While we may not be hosting the event in its traditional form, we encourage you to join us in commemorating Trans Day of Visibility by acknowledging the raised Trans Flag at City Hall. Additionally, we remain actively engaged in ongoing efforts to advocate for the rights of the transgender community and promote a city that celebrates the richness of its diversity. We encourage you to join us in supporting local organizations and initiatives that continue to work tirelessly towards creating a more just and inclusive society.

We appreciate your understanding and ongoing support as we navigate these challenging times. If you have any questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to reach out to our office. We look forward to future opportunities to collaborate and celebrate the diversity that makes our city so vibrant.

Thank you for your understanding.


Celena Morrison-McLean

Executive Director

Office Of LGBT Affairs